Who was Frankie Rex?
Frankie Rex was an up-and-coming trans-masc singer, Guitarist, songwriter, and one-half of the alternative duo The FMs.
Rex was well-known in the alternative-punk scene of New York City, having been a member of multiple rock outfits, including queer-punk trio BOYS and stoner punk band The Violent Orange throughout the late 2000s and early 2010s.
When they came together to form The FMs in 2017, Rex and Namer both saw their profiles begin to rise, performing inclusive, underground shows with Brooklyn underground collective Subvert, while also performing at EDM festivals and sharing their stages with members of Devo and The Village People. They released their debut album, Machinacene Epoch, in 2017.
Rex’s presence in the Brooklyn rock scene was further cemented with the forming of The FMs.
The FMs performed live with Lucas Leto (drums) & Michael Butterly (synths, samples) in diverse locations such as large EDM festivals, with members of The Village People and Devo, and our secret series of performances titled “Subvert” held on a large secret ferry boat in Brooklyn with fire performers and kink dungeons to hundreds of in-the-know fans.